Michigan Physician Practice Settles Case Involving Kickback and Stark Allegations
On July 12, 2019, Anesthesia Services, P.C. d/b/a University Pain Clinic (UPC), Detroit, Michigan, entered into a $44,900 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that UPC received remuneration from Millennium Health, LLC f/k/a Millennium Laboratories, Inc. (Millennium), in the form of point of care test cups which resulted in prohibited referrals. OIG further alleged that the referrals were prohibited because the remuneration created a financial relationship and UPC caused Millennium to present claims for designated health services that resulted from the prohibited referrals. Senior Counsels Andrea Treese Berlin and Geoffrey Hymans represented OIG.
- Date:July 12, 2019
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions